Fishing Knots

Eye Crosser Knot

A beginner fisherman would be comfortable hitting the waters being knowledgeable in only the overhand knot. A real deal fisherman would not dare go into the waters with such limited experience in knots.

Different fishing situations require different fishing knots to be arranged to complete the task. Don't go out into the fishing world without knowing different knot techniques. It will come in very handy!
 
The Eye Crosser Knot is one of the strongest knots when it comes to tying a hook to the end of a line. The knot became well known after being featured on the North American Fisherman television show. As part of the "Knot Wars" series in the show, the Eye Crosser knot was put to the test against other heavy duty knots. Surprisingly the Eye Crosser beat the other better known heavy duty tackling knots. It's name derives from the fact that it can appear quite perplexing when being tied together. Contrary to popular belief though, it really is not as puzzling as it appears to be. 
 
Step 1:
 
Run the line twice through the eye of the hook.

Step 2:
Parallel the line with the standing line and double back cross it.

Step 3:
Wrap the tag end twice around the two parallel lines.

Step 4:

Wet down the knot and tighten it with pressure. Clip the end of the excess tag.

 

Our Take:

Although proven to be one of the strongest knots that can be set for fishing, there are other alternatives to the Eye Crosser. Other similar knots with about the same strength include the Arbor knot, Berkley braid knot, Baja Knot, and the Centauri knot. Learning all the knot techniques would be ideal for whatever fishing trip you set out to and whatever situation you come across!
Joshua Keaton

Joshua is our senior staff writer for Fishing.org and Shooting.org. He is an avid hunter, clay shooter and amateur photographer.